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Update your installation of QuickBooks Desktop to the latest release

Please do not confuse updating to a new release (example: from QuickBooks 2016 R3P to R5P) with upgrading to a new version (example: from QuickBooks Desktop 2015 to QuickBooks Desktop 2016).

You can use either:

  1. Manual Updates
  2. Automatic Updates
Find your current Version and Release

  1. With QuickBooks open, press the F2 key (or, alternatively, Ctrl + 1) on your keyboard. 
  2. In the Product Information Window, check the current version and release.
  3. To determine the version of your data manager on your server:
    1. Click the Window Start button.
    2. Click Programs.
    3. Click QuickBooks.
    4. Click QuickBooks Database Server Manager.
    5. Click the Updates tab.  The Database Server Manager version is contained in the first line of the text.
Download and install updates

You can choose to manually or automatically download and install updates to your QuickBooks Desktop. The following are the options available for both.

Note: Updating to a new release (example: R3P to R5P) sometimes needs to make minor changes in the database. These changes will not make the data file incompatible with earlier releases.

KB ID# HOW20735
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